[uf-discuss] rel link for attached files

Alf Eaton lists at hubmed.org
Thu Mar 2 09:26:04 PST 2006

On 02 Mar 2006, at 12:17, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:

> Hello Alf,
> On 3/2/06, Alf Eaton <lists at hubmed.org> wrote:
>> At the moment when you save a web page, the embedded images, CSS
>> files, etc are often saved in a folder alongside the HTML file.
>> There's also the possibility of using special tools to save
>> everything that's linked from the original page up to a certain depth
>> (and limited to the same domain, for example). I was thinking it
>> might be useful to have a microformat (a rel attribute) that would
>> explicitly say "save this linked file along with the HTML page".
>> One use in particular is for supplementary data in scientific papers
>> - the links from a saved paper to the supplementary data online would
>> obviously still work, but it might be nice to be able to
>> automatically save everything together in one place, offline.
>> Has anything like this been proposed before?
> Yes, something for this has already been suggestioned.
> It's called rel-enclosure.  http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-enclosure

Perfect. Has there been any attempt to get browsers to save the  
enclosed files and rewrite links to make them relative when offline yet?


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